White poverty in South Africa | The Wider Image

"Cats and dogs roam noisily through the settlement, which is strewn with heaps of rubbish, scrap metal and car parts." Finbarr O'Reilly, Reuters Photographer

Sitting in a deckchair at a South African squatter camp, Ann le Roux, 60, shows me a yellowing photo from her daughters wedding day. Taken not long after Nelson Mandela became the countrys first black president in 1994, it shows Le Roux standing with her Afrikaans husband and their daughter outside her home in Melville, an upmarket Johannesburg neighbourhood. Sixteen years later, she shares a caravan and a tent with seven others, including her daughter and four grandchildren, at Coronation P